Bursary Winners 2014

Dr. Ashley Brissette, Queen’s University
Project: “The Role of Vitamin D in Retinal Neovascularization”

Dr. Crystal Cheung, University of Toronto
Project: “Progression of Geographic Atrophy and Intravitreal Injections of Ranibizumab Among Patients Treated for Age-Related Macular Degeneration”

Retina Canada Speakers’ Program: Dr. Wong

Retina Foundation of Canada is inviting you to the following program: (see invitation as PDF)

Can a Retinal Examination Provide Clues to a Person’s Risk of Stroke?

Learning objectives:

  • To provide an update on recent studies on the epidemiology of retinal microvascular signs
  • To discuss the relationship of retinal microvascular signs with risk of stroke, stroke subtypes and other cerebrovascular diseases
  • To discuss the potential application of retinal imaging for clinical prediction of stroke

Special guest:

Provost Chair Professor, National University of Singapore;
Vice-Dean, Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School;
Group Director, Research, Singapore Health Services;
Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Singapore National Eye Centre;
Senior Principal Clinician-Scientist, Singapore
Professor Tien Y. Wong

Eye Research Institute

Date: Wednesday, May 21st

Agenda:

  • 6:30 – 7:00: Reception
  • 7:00 – 8:30: Conference and dinner

Where : Le Pois Penché Restaurant 1230, boul. De Maisonneuve O., Montreal

Please confirm your presence with Claudia Lachapelle at 514-237-8485

or [email protected]

In compliance with the Rx&D Code of Conduct, this invitation is extended to health care
This program is supported in part by an educational grant from Novartis Canada Inc. 
Professionals only.

Dr. Arbour Pioneering Retina Disease Detection

Photograph by: Dave Sidaway, The Gazette
Photograph by: Dave Sidaway, The Gazette

Dr. Jean Daniel Arbour, a retina surgeon, says existing ways of checking retinas, such as this conventional camera being used on patient Paul Lowery at Notre Dame Hospital, can see damage only after it has happened. He is pioneering a new method to detect the early signs of vision loss by using spectral photography.  See the original article in the Montreal Gazette

Dr. Jean Daniel Arbour is a valued member of the Retina Foundation of Canada Medical Advisory Board.

Fellowship & Grant Winners 2013

Winners of the Junior Investigator, Clinical Retina Research Grant ($5000 each):

  • Dr. Jonathan Micieli, University of Toronto
    • Project: Trends in Retina Subspecialization in Canada
  • Dr. Anastasia Neufeld, Dalhousie University
    • Project: Analysis of Macular Pigment Density in Patients with Asymmetric Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Congratulations to our 2012 Clinical Research Grant Winners

The Retina Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce the winners of its Clinical Research Grant.

Dr. Flavio Rezende
Universite de Montreal
“Vitreous Lipidomics in Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration”
Dr. Elvis Ojaimi
University of Toronto
“Ranibizumab for Diabetic Macular Edema:  Determinants for Treatment Response”
Each receives a grant of $5000 to help them further research in the field of retina disease.

Our Mission

The mission of The Retina Foundation of Canada is to cure retinal disease and preserve vision.

The mission of The Retina Foundation of Canada is to cure retinal disease and preserve vision.

The goals of the Foundation are:

  • To improve patient care
  • To ensure the availability of qualified specialists
  • To promote on-going education and opportunities for exchange among professionals
  • To promote research
  • To promote public awareness and early detection of retinal diseases

The Gift of Vision

Most of us take our vision for granted.

Most of us take our vision for granted. Rarely do we think about how much we rely on our eyesight for almost everything we do. It is only when we suffer loss that we appreciate the vitally important sense of sight. Unfortunately, there are a host of problems that can affect our eyes. Age, disease and accidents can rob us of our vision.

There are treatment options today that did not exist in the past. Research is creating new and better ways to preserve vision. Patient care has advanced and can continue to help preserve vision.
The Retina Foundation of Canada was founded with the mission to cure retinal disease and preserve vision. The Foundation is focused on ensuring that the clinical needs of patients are being met. We need your help. A donation will help ensure that we can continue to provide the necessary training, on-going education, and technology, and that vital research can continue.
Please give the gift of vision.
Thank you.

Your donations are critical to our success!
Your gift helps us to build a brighter future.

To make a contribution by mail:
Fill out our donation form which you can return to us by mail accompanied by a cheque payable to
Retina Foundation of Canada.
Tax receipts will be issued for all gifts of $10 or more.

Retina Foundation of Canada
4120 rue Ste-Catherine Bureau 100
Westmount QC H3Z 1P4

Registration Number: 853965416RR0001